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Making the move to blended learning: Reflections on a faculty development program
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (2011)
  • Carole R. Myers, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Sandra J. Mixer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Tami H Wyatt, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Trena M. Paulus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Debra S Lee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract

Lessons learned from a faculty development program that preceded the move of a traditional PhD program in nursing to a blended learning model using online and face-to-face strategies are discussed. The majority of lessons and strategies presented are universal to any faculty development program. The lessons are organized into seven topics: Situational Leadership, Adult Learners, Just in Time Teaching, Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Lifelong Learning, Transparency and Collaboration, and Community. Our far-reaching lessons are related to the contextual nature of leadership, how to effectively design and time learning experiences for adults, the importance of open and supportive communities working for a common purpose, and how each person’s perspective shapes his or her learning experience and how the lessons learned are applied.

Publication Date
Summer July, 2011
Citation Information
Carole R. Myers, Sandra J. Mixer, Tami H Wyatt, Trena M. Paulus, et al.. "Making the move to blended learning: Reflections on a faculty development program" International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tami_wyatt/35/